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(NYPost)   Despite all the destruction and devastating caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City, one rogue Starbucks is violating company orders and staying open during the storm. "There's nothing else I would have gone out for - except beer"   (nypost.com) divider line 71
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2012-10-30 12:44:29 PM
Why go to Starbucks when you can presumably just scoop up some sewer water from the street?
 
2012-10-30 12:45:00 PM
I'd be more impressed if he was giving it away for free.
 
2012-10-30 12:45:16 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why go to Starbucks when you can presumably just scoop up some sewer water from the street?


Done in One
 
2012-10-30 12:45:52 PM

themasterdebater: I'd be more impressed if he was giving it away for free.

They've got tradition here, just like charging firefighters and EMS for water bottles after 9/11
 
2012-10-30 12:46:58 PM
My irony-meter has failed me - not sure if the article is serious or not.

/wait, it is the NY Post, no-one understands irony there.
 
2012-10-30 12:48:17 PM

NoxNoctus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why go to Starbucks when you can presumably just scoop up some sewer water from the street?

Done in One


Yup. Somebody go ahead and turn out the lights.
 
2012-10-30 12:49:21 PM
And people say that caffeine is not addictive. If she is willing to take her 1.5 year old daughter out during an impending storm, then she obviously has a problem.
 
2012-10-30 12:50:23 PM

NoxNoctus: themasterdebater: I'd be more impressed if he was giving it away for free.
They've got tradition here, just like charging firefighters and EMS for water bottles after 9/11


Yes. Because no one should actually have to pay for anything.
 
2012-10-30 12:51:14 PM

ham-operator: And people say that caffeine is not addictive. If she is willing to take her 1.5 year old daughter out during an impending storm, then she obviously has a problem.


I'd say it has more to do with the lead paint chips she ate as a child than a caffeine addiction.
 
2012-10-30 12:53:08 PM
Starbucks coffee is fine, but the only thing they do differently than most places is to brew their coffee strong. If you use fresh ground coffee and make sure to use at least 2 tablespoons of grounds per 6-oz cup of water, it will come out similar to Starbucks.
 
2012-10-30 12:56:43 PM
Although they were closed during Hurricane Ike, there was a lone Starbucks in the Galveston area which opened the day after the storm. It was a godsend to be able to have decent coffee when there were shortages on every other item available!! That place was packed from the moment it opened. I don't know if I would have packed my toddler out in the storm to go--but I dodged debris and national guard roadblocks, and rationed my gas in order to be able to have that one bit of normalcy!!
 
2012-10-30 01:02:27 PM
What erks me is they try to make you speak their crazy jungle language. Can I get a large dark roast? You mean venti? I don't know what that means, wouldn't grande be the large one?
 
2012-10-30 01:03:11 PM
You can't make the dirty hippies do without coffee for a day or two; that would be uncivilized.

/ Dirty, dirty hippies buying overpriced coffee whilst operating their various I-devices; all the while talking about little mohero in Africa they sponser for 50 cents a day. Little do they know; mohero is really that kony guy.

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-10-30 01:06:21 PM

cs30109: Starbucks coffee is fine, but the only thing they do differently than most places is to brew their coffee strong. If you use fresh ground coffee and make sure to use at least 2 tablespoons of grounds per 6-oz cup of water, it will come out similar to Starbucks.


You don't know coffee very well it appears. Their coffee isn't that strong, it's a very dark roast which has a strong flavor...which I happen to find objectionable. I like light to medium roasts so I don't have to taste the burnt.
 
2012-10-30 01:08:25 PM
Starbucks "gold card" holder Alex Mwangi, 25: "I'm a Starbucks fanatic. I go four or five times a day. I like the way they make their coffee and the way they present it to you. Elsewhere is standard, regular coffee."

Alex Mwangi, 25, will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.
 
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2012-10-30 01:10:15 PM
That's stupid.
 
2012-10-30 01:11:35 PM
Since when does Starbuck give a frak for orders?
 
2012-10-30 01:13:05 PM
Was that an Onion article?
 
2012-10-30 01:16:43 PM
#FirstWorldProblems
 
2012-10-30 01:22:50 PM

LeroyBourne: What erks me is they try to make you speak their crazy jungle language. Can I get a large dark roast? You mean venti? I don't know what that means, wouldn't grande be the large one?


paul_rudd_rant.jpg
 
2012-10-30 01:22:57 PM

russlar: Since when does Starbuck give a frak for orders?


Got my vote
 
2012-10-30 01:24:07 PM

Uzzah: Starbucks "gold card" holder Alex Mwangi, 25: "I'm a Starbucks fanatic. I go four or five times a day. I like the way they make their coffee and the way they present it to you. Elsewhere is standard, regular coffee."

Alex Mwangi, 25, will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.


Put a large double-latte at the base, and he'll shove people out of the way to get there.
 
2012-10-30 01:29:33 PM
Nothing will stop those people from paying five dollars for a cup of coffee.
 
2012-10-30 01:31:40 PM
If they were in the south and headed to Waffle House, they would be inbred clueless rednecks, I guess in NYC they are inbred clueless hipsters.
 
2012-10-30 01:42:22 PM
No thats great sure lets stay open when first responders are pleading with people to stay home so you don't exacerbate the problem. And screw the employees who may have wanted to heed(sp?) the advice and stay home. Yeah say Hello to NYCs newest farking hero.
 
2012-10-30 01:45:59 PM
Sorry....but Starbucks will never deserve the HERO tag.
 
2012-10-30 01:49:04 PM

Uzzah: Starbucks "gold card" holder Alex Mwangi, 25: "I'm a Starbucks fanatic. I go four or five times a day. I like the way they make their coffee and the way they present it to you. Elsewhere is standard, regular coffee."

Alex Mwangi, 25, will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.


Are you kidding? He'll probably be at least a district unit commander once Phase Two goes into action.
 
2012-10-30 01:51:02 PM

Explodo: cs30109: Starbucks coffee is fine, but the only thing they do differently than most places is to brew their coffee strong. If you use fresh ground coffee and make sure to use at least 2 tablespoons of grounds per 6-oz cup of water, it will come out similar to Starbucks.

You don't know coffee very well it appears. Their coffee isn't that strong, it's a very dark roast which has a strong flavor...which I happen to find objectionable. I like light to medium roasts so I don't have to taste the burnt.


Starbucks brews their coffee on the strong end compared to other chains people commonly get coffee from. It's not just the roast. Anyway, you don't have to get a dark roast there. They always have other choices.
 
2012-10-30 01:51:45 PM

Ambitwistor: Uzzah: Starbucks "gold card" holder Alex Mwangi, 25: "I'm a Starbucks fanatic. I go four or five times a day. I like the way they make their coffee and the way they present it to you. Elsewhere is standard, regular coffee."

Alex Mwangi, 25, will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

Are you kidding? He'll probably be at least a district unit commander once Phase Two goes into action.


Phase 1: collect underpants

Phase 2: ?

Phase 3: profit
 
2012-10-30 02:06:54 PM
it's always nice to find some normalcy during the hurricane.

that's why we have this bar that never closes. we go for every hurricane.
 
2012-10-30 02:08:05 PM
What's wrong with Starbuck's?
I met my wife met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.
 
2012-10-30 02:11:59 PM
True heroes, do you know how shiatty people get if they don't have their coffee?
 
2012-10-30 02:12:59 PM

Uzzah: Alex Mwangi, 25, will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.


Or one of the first to get bitten during the ZOMPOC...
 
2012-10-30 02:15:46 PM
How dare people want a slice of normalcy after getting farked by a storm. How dare them I say.
 
2012-10-30 02:16:31 PM

Maud Dib: What's wrong with Starbuck's?



Two words:

Howard Schultz
 
2012-10-30 02:18:04 PM
On one hand, this must seem really douchey and #FirstWorldProblems to people looking at it from the outside, and many of the quotes they selected are pretty incriminating.

On the other hand, I truly believe that keeping a restaurant open is a great contribution to a community struggling with a disaster.

To me, flooding is just demoralizing and horrible. It's everywhere, you can't stop it, and anything it touches is probably a lost cause. You end up spending the day moving sump pumps and hoping you don't electrocute yourself, days tearing out foul construction materials and dragging them to the curb or going through family memories that have to be thrown in the garbage. It saps your will to live, and even if your home and workplace are alright, the things that keep your mind occupied are shut down so you look around at the damage and start wondering if your community will ever be like it was again, whether it's possible to fix everything, and whether it's even worth trying. It's truly depressing, and it doesn't take long to get angry about the "eh" food you stockpile for the power outage. Even if you can cook, it's the last thing in the world you actually feel like doing, so if you can find an excuse to put on clean clothing, go out, sit down, and feel like a human being again for a few minutes, it's amazing.

I mean, I don't know how many coffee shops are still open in Manhattan at this point, maybe it's not that big of a deal, but I suspect that a bunch of the people coming into that Starbucks probably don't have electricity at home to heat up a cup of coffee for themselves and a few probably aren't even sure where their home is anymore. Sitting down with a neighbor and having a hot cup of coffee in a familiar place? That might be the most awesome thing that's going to happen to them all week. One farking normal thing to make it feel like you still live in the same city you knew on Friday.
 
2012-10-30 02:21:39 PM

cig-mkr: True heroes, do you know how shiatty people get if they don't have their coffee?


If they want coffee, why are they going to a Starbucks?
 
2012-10-30 02:23:59 PM

Deedeemarz: Although they were closed during Hurricane Ike, there was a lone Starbucks in the Galveston area which opened the day after the storm. It was a godsend to be able to have decent coffee when there were shortages on every other item available!! That place was packed from the moment it opened. I don't know if I would have packed my toddler out in the storm to go--but I dodged debris and national guard roadblocks, and rationed my gas in order to be able to have that one bit of normalcy!!


Shhh...don't talk about Galveston. These threads are dedicated to New York.
 
2012-10-30 02:24:45 PM
Jezus farking christ. To think that someone would have had to *gasp* make a pot of farking coffee for themselves during a hurricane? Unthinkable!

I hope corporate crushes this store. The liability for them is huge, not only for making their staff come in to work, but I am pretty sure that if anyone got hurt on their way to THAT starbucks because they were the ONLY one open when everyone else had the common sense to close would be suing their ass off. It also puts emergency personnel at risk when they have to deal with the dumbshiats who were going there.

Of course, I can't really decide who is stupider, the store for being open or the tards who went there to buy it.
 
2012-10-30 02:26:09 PM
Nobody has posted Lootee yet?
 
2012-10-30 02:52:08 PM

sethen320: Deedeemarz: Although they were closed during Hurricane Ike, there was a lone Starbucks in the Galveston area which opened the day after the storm. It was a godsend to be able to have decent coffee when there were shortages on every other item available!! That place was packed from the moment it opened. I don't know if I would have packed my toddler out in the storm to go--but I dodged debris and national guard roadblocks, and rationed my gas in order to be able to have that one bit of normalcy!!

Shhh...don't talk about Galveston. These threads are dedicated to New York.


Oops. Damn Southerner with no consideration for the East Coast.

/sorry
 
2012-10-30 02:52:13 PM
I don't know exactly how it works, but that particular Starbucks has always been different. Not sure if it's still true, as I haven't been there in a while, but they've never been able to accept Starbucks cards as payment, I assume because it's run by the hotel and isn't connected to the same payment system as a "real" Starbucks. The tradeoff to that is that they give a discount to theatre people, which no other Starbucks does.

Anyway, I was not surprised to hear that they're defying the company policy, as they don't seem to be a normal Starbucks to begin with.
 
2012-10-30 02:52:45 PM

pute kisses like a man: it's always nice to find some normalcy during the hurricane.

that's why we have this bar that never closes. we go for every hurricane.


We had a hurricane-esque storm come through our town about 6 years ago. No power for about 4 days. Are favorite bar bought a generator and wired up three light bulbs. Coolers of beer and plenty of ice for mixers. That's dedication for keeping your regulars happy!

/csb
 
2012-10-30 03:12:52 PM
Whats a "devastating caused" ?
 
2012-10-30 03:13:02 PM

freewill: On one hand, this must seem really douchey and #FirstWorldProblems to people looking at it from the outside, and many of the quotes they selected are pretty incriminating.

On the other hand, I truly believe that keeping a restaurant open is a great contribution to a community struggling with a disaster.

To me, flooding is just demoralizing and horrible. It's everywhere, you can't stop it, and anything it touches is probably a lost cause. You end up spending the day moving sump pumps and hoping you don't electrocute yourself, days tearing out foul construction materials and dragging them to the curb or going through family memories that have to be thrown in the garbage. It saps your will to live, and even if your home and workplace are alright, the things that keep your mind occupied are shut down so you look around at the damage and start wondering if your community will ever be like it was again, whether it's possible to fix everything, and whether it's even worth trying. It's truly depressing, and it doesn't take long to get angry about the "eh" food you stockpile for the power outage. Even if you can cook, it's the last thing in the world you actually feel like doing, so if you can find an excuse to put on clean clothing, go out, sit down, and feel like a human being again for a few minutes, it's amazing.

I mean, I don't know how many coffee shops are still open in Manhattan at this point, maybe it's not that big of a deal, but I suspect that a bunch of the people coming into that Starbucks probably don't have electricity at home to heat up a cup of coffee for themselves and a few probably aren't even sure where their home is anymore. Sitting down with a neighbor and having a hot cup of coffee in a familiar place? That might be the most awesome thing that's going to happen to them all week. One farking normal thing to make it feel like you still live in the same city you knew on Friday.


Yes. My wife and I did volunteer post-flood demolition and rebuild in the mid 1990's, after a "500 year" flood. Even though our total contribution was 3 long weekends, it made a difference. Little things meant a lot to those folks.
 
2012-10-30 03:36:43 PM

ham-operator: NoxNoctus: themasterdebater: I'd be more impressed if he was giving it away for free.
They've got tradition here, just like charging firefighters and EMS for water bottles after 9/11

Yes. Because no one should actually have to pay for anything.


"After the news spread, Starbucks sent a check to the ambulance company and an apology. Before this happened, Starbucks provided free coffee to rescue workers as well as donated to the September 11th Fund. " WFMY Channel 2 (N.C.)

"Free" is about all Starbucks coffee is worth, but it's better than nothing.
 
2012-10-30 03:39:12 PM

freewill: On one hand, this must seem really douchey and #FirstWorldProblems...


"First world problems" is exactly what I thought when I read the headline. Also, my parents' beach house at the Jersey Shore is probably somewhere on Route 35.
 
2012-10-30 03:43:30 PM

aspAddict: cig-mkr: True heroes, do you know how shiatty people get if they don't have their coffee?

If they want coffee, why are they going to a Starbucks?


written by a Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, or 7-11 coffee man?
 
2012-10-30 03:44:34 PM
I'll have a vanilla... One of those vanilla bullshiat things. A vanilla latte cappa, whatever you got.
 
2012-10-30 03:53:56 PM

cs30109: Starbucks coffee is fine, but the only thing they do differently than most places is to brew their coffee strong. If you use fresh ground coffee and make sure to use at least 2 tablespoons of grounds per 6-oz cup of water, it will come out similar to Starbucks.


If I use more grounds for the same volume of water, my coffee will come out burnt?

Amazing. I thought it was their over-roasting that did it.

/no, Starbucks isn't "strong" - it's burnt
//loves me some strong coffee, even the darker roasts, as long as they aren't immolated
 
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